26.02.2020 - Robin Klengel, Kevin B. Lee, Leonhard Müllner, Michael Stumpf, moderated by Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck
Set in the spectacular landscapes of Battlefield V, the Berlinale Shorts film How to Disappear is an anti-war video project created by the members of the Digital Disarmament Movement. Rewiring the option to desert, their work rewrites the rules of the game. They are joined in their rule-bending by video-essayist Kevin B. Lee, who refashions the image surplus our video-sharing culture generates. By appropriating image loops created by Harun Farocki or ISIS videos, Lee’s work exposes the control images hold over us. If hacking is an art form, this session testifies to its philosophical power.
Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck works with the moving image in various ways. She creates video projections for theatre, opera, dance and music concerts, as well as video installations for exhibitions and museums. She teaches at art schools and works for film festivals as a programmer, moderator or member of the jury. Her focus is on short film. She was a member of the selection team for twelve years before becoming the head of Berlinale Shorts in 2019.